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The Evangelical Orphan Boom

posted on September 23, 2013

Kathryn Joyce writes in the opinion section of Sunday’s New York Times about the unintended consequences of evangelical Christians driven to solve the “orphan crisis” through transnational adoption. Joyce writes, “However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them … sometimes from impoverished but intact families.” 

Read at The New York Times